a roving eye

roving eye

A propensity to be unfaithful to a romantic partner. Mary dumped Luke after discovering that he had a roving eye.
See also: eye, roving

a roving eye

a tendency to flirt or be constantly looking to start a new sexual relationship. informal
See also: eye, roving
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"A Roving Eye: Head to Toe in Egyptian Arabic Expressions" explores some of these phrases and sayings from one of the world's most expressive tongues, Egyptian Arabic, the most widely spoken form of Arabic.
She never married him as it turned out he had a roving eye. But recently she's contacted him.
SOCCER boss David Davies branded Sven Goran Eriksson a "seagull with a roving eye" amid claims he had a fling with PA Faria Alam.
MEN with a roving eye have been sowing their wild oats far and wide for millennia, new genetic evidence suggests.
Now the emphasis has shifted to a kind of rebus aesthetic, in which various visual clues must be read by a roving eye that actively pieces together a possible story, like panels from a comic strip rearranged into inventive formal configurations.
Martha marries an abusive younger man with a roving eye and a habit of spending his days at the Rose Crown.